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post #16 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 10th, 19, 3:58 PM
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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

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The reason why I'm looking for a rebuild service versus purchase (new) is strictly cost. I am performing a full frame off on my 68 and the costs are already stratospheric.
Only trying to save a little money.
The harness on my Chevelle is salvageable and replacementment dash harness costs are roughly $500/550. If I could rebuild the current harness for half that, I'm ahead of the game. The harness would be restored and tested when I get it back, and I could bolt it back into a freshly painted body as part of assembly. Mike
I do not understand, if you are going to the trouble/work of doing a Frame Off,
why would you put 50 year old Wiring/Sockets back into it,
if a Fire happens after the old wiring/sockets are put back in then you have lost everything !
Compared to a AAW New Complete Harness
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

B. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...nel-wiring-kit $ 489.us

C. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...ies-wiring-kit $ 439.us

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I just checked again... M&H and Lectric Limited use the same part numbers, and together with AAW, they all have the same prices, to the penny...
I looked at harnesses for my car (1966, 396, gauges no A/C)...

Dash Harness:
LL #09460 $429.00
MH #09460 $429.00
AAW #CH67027 $429.00

Engine harness:
LL #10430 $108.00
MH #10430 $108.00
AAW #CH60430 $108.00

"SE Breakerless" ignition:
All 3 use part #38131 $169.00

AAW out of New Jersey
LL out of Illinois (says their production facilities are outside Chicago)
MH Southern California...
I chose AAW because Donny was on here a lot, and very helpful... Yes AAW had excellent customer service...
So that adds up to $ 706.us if you buy them separately !

Why not buy the $ 100.us less complete one
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

OR
is it not a complete Harness ??
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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

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Looking for a wiring harness rebuild service, preferably in the Northeast.



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Are there problems with the harness? Are you changing lots of things electrically? I usually rebuild my own. Connectors are easily sourced if you know what they are called. Good wire is also available....

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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

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Compared to a AAW New Complete Harness
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

B. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...nel-wiring-kit $ 489.us

C. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...ies-wiring-kit $ 439.us



So that adds up to $ 706.us if you buy them separately !

Why not buy the $ 100.us less complete one
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

OR
is it not a complete Harness ??
Actually not $706... The $169 mentioned was a breakerless ignition system (like a Pertronix conversion), I was just noting how all 3 of these companies offer the same parts (often the same part # for the same price..). But yes, its more expensive overall, but its Apples to Oranges comparison.

Its kind of like asking why someone spent thousands of dollars on big wheels/tires, when they could have saved money with 14" or 15"...


No, the $609 harness is NOT really a complete harness... Its a harness KIT and supposedly "complete"... but many of the wires need to be cut to length, terminals crimped (and/or soldered) and terminals installed. It is also NOT stock and not compatible with stock harnesses.

The group of individual harnesses ($706) should be plug and play, EXACT duplicates of the original wiring harnesses. But depending on the extend and options, that $706 can go much higher (Not only "Dash", "Engine", "Forward Lamp" harnesses, but "rear light", "dome light", "Console" and maybe a few other smaller harnesses, depending on what's needed.). But all duplicates of the factory harnesses.

So IF someone is going through the effort for a frame off "restoration" then this would not be a good choice. Now, someone modifying a car, these harnesses maybe be good, maybe even better than the original design (more circuits for stereo, A/C, etc? Modern "blade" fuses)...
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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

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I do not understand, if you are going to the trouble/work of doing a Frame Off,
why would you put 50 year old Wiring/Sockets back into it,
if a Fire happens after the old wiring/sockets are put back in then you have lost everything !
Compared to a AAW New Complete Harness
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

B. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...nel-wiring-kit $ 489.us

C. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...ies-wiring-kit $ 439.us



So that adds up to $ 706.us if you buy them separately !

Why not buy the $ 100.us less complete one
A. https://www.americanautowire.com/sho...-1969-chevelle $ 609.us

OR
is it not a complete Harness ??
It appears to be complete! From the AAW contents sheet:
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 19, 9:54 PM
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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

The OP might try wiringharness.com. the dash harness is usually in better shape than ones under the hood or running under the car.
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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 19, 2:21 AM
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Re: Does anyone know of a wiring harness rebuild service?

I used M&H wiring and absolutely original and totally plug and play. You cant go wrong with these guys. I did all my wiring with them and everything was perfect...
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